A Christian Bahira legend. Richard Gottheil. Published Online: | DOI: Bahira or Sergius the Monk to the Latin West, was an Arab Arian, Nestorian or possibly Gnostic In the Christian tradition Bahira became a heretical monk, whose errant views inspired the Qur’an. K. Szilágyi, Muhammad and the Monk: The Making of the Christian Baḥīrā Legend, Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam A Christian Bahira legend. Main Author: Gottheil, Richard J. H. Language(s): English. Published: New York, Note: Reprint from Zeitschrift für.

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A Christian Bahira Legend

The passage is missing from A1. Then will come forth a noxious snake which is the son of destruc- tion. They legen idols and stones, and the stars of heaven, even everyone worshipping the one whom he loved most. A glorious vision was revealed to me by God. Since you eat and drink in Paradise, is there [also] a satisfying of the legebd of the body? God will raise up for you a great man. You rightly say that you are kings and that the whole world is subject to you.

The citation from this Ms lgeend Sike’s Evangelium In- fantiae, p. Their gist is probably not legendary, as already Jacob of Edessa d. No one will terrify them and the kingdom of? Volume 63 Issue 2 Janpp.

I saw a lamb clothed in the skin x of a wolf. Citations are based on reference standards. I am not able to describe it, nor can my tongue tell its excellencies.

Then I left the land of the Persians, and came to Beth Rhumaye, 6 pro- claiming that it was proper that men should worship one cross and not many, because the Messiah was crucified 1 Evagrius has something to say of a divine sign which came to Maurice.

Names of these Shedlm: O Messiah I for- give all the confusion and error and ineptness which fill the writings of that scribe. I was, also, tried hard i See above, p.


In addition to this counter-history of the rise of Islam, equally prominent are the legend’s apocalypses and polemical arguments. I shall teach thee everything that thou wishest at night; do thou teach them during the day.

Furthermore, since the changes occur consistently in all the manuscripts used christiaj the edition, the extant versions of the three synoptic recensions might tentatively be dated with the help of the copyists attempts to update their apocalypses.

When they saw that he had healed my body, wonder and astonishment seized them. He is marked out for ruling; for he is a young man naturally born to rule; he has honour bxhira power.


When they had brought him near, Sargis healed him. Thou wilt increase and become very numerous 2 upon the earth; twelve kings will go forth from thy loins.

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And the Christians who 1 Romans I, 23, No one shall move them, except it be the kingdom of chrisgian Romans which has taken refuge in the cross — a mighty weapon which can not be overcome, upon bahia the Messiah, the Saviour of the world, was crucified.

Eight kings will go forth from his loins. In the third part — which in most of its ideas, is a simple repetition of the vision in the first part — the mystical element seems to come more to the front.

At once I heaved a sigh and said, what profiteth it a man, if he gain the whole world, but loose his soul. Prices are subject to change without notice. There will be signs in heaven, great things upon earth. Instead, three of the four parts of M may be considered as separate literary units, two substantial enough to have circulated independently. A could stand independently as the vita of a visionary monk, who christan lived in the early seventh-century Middle East.


This leads to ca. I do not know in what manner the tale is made. They take bribes [and are] liers, ma- gicians, lovers of bribes, lovers of their stomach, lovers of false worship, high-headed, proud, irascible, oppressors, robbers, defrauders, fornicators, adulterers, misers, intem- perate, drunkards, quarrelsome — in whom are found all manner of evil habits.

In B, in the end note, he is made to be a native of Beth Garmai — which fits in well with my iden- tification. Islam and the West: These fragments are the earliest manuscript witnesses to the Christian Bah. They built a cell for me, and dug this well for me. This may be due to western in- fluences. He answered, ‘Do thou but believe in the Messiah, the Son of God, and thou wilt be healed’. If they say to legrnd, ‘What shall we eat and drink there? If they say, ‘Bring us some testimony [to prove] that your promises to us will come true’, what shall I say to them?

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Because of the tight unity of A and its general focus on the monk’s vision, the s is likely to be the date of the entire part of A too.

The Arabs often came to water baihra cattle at his well. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia.

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To this day they hold to the belief that Mohammed is the Paraclete. If they say to me, ‘What is it permissable for us to eat and drink, seeing that we care not to drink water? D has “I dug”.

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